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BluePay and Ankota® Partner to Offer Credit Card Transaction Services to Homecare Organizations

Posted by Burgess Harrison

Oct 5, 2017 6:15:34 PM

For Immediate Release: October 5, 2017

BLUEPAY AND ANKOTA® PARTNER TO OFFER CREDIT CARD TRANSACTION SERVICES TO HOMECARE ORGANIZATIONS

NAPERVILLE, IL (October 5, 2017) – BluePay, a leading provider of technology-enabled credit card processing solutions, announced today its partnership with Ankota® to integrate its award-winning payment technology with Ankota’s home care agency management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. The integration will enable agencies to improve patient relationships and enhance revenue by delivering a complete solution for agency management, billing and payment collection.

The new Ankota solution delivers robust functionality including: online client intake, scheduling, care plans, caregiver tracking via telephony and mobile/GPS, point-of-care documentation, a family mobile application, care transitions and remote patient monitoring. With BluePay, Ankota clients will be better positioned to increase their revenue and create a stronger customer relationship.

The integration allows clients to process credit card payments directly within the Ankota interface. No account numbers are stored by Ankota, minimizing the client’s PCI scope and costs. The robust payment solution also provides functionality for automated recurring payments and comprehensive reporting all at very low transaction costs.

Ken Accardi, Ankota CEO, said, “We are very excited to partner with BluePay. This relationship will allow Ankota homecare agency clients to enhance and optimize revenue and be more competitive through the provision of a safe and secure way to accept payments. It’s another example of how Ankota’s next generation philosophy of interoperable systems brings continuing and cost effective benefits to our customers.”

“The partnership with Ankota is a great opportunity for BluePay to expand our reach within the homecare space, while enabling Ankota client agencies to utilize a new method of accepting payments,” commented Jay Ablian, EVP and General Manager of Partnerships at BluePay. “Our payment solution will lower their clients’ processing costs, offer better reporting, and enhance auto draft functionality.”

About BluePay: BluePay is a leading provider of technology-enabled payment processing for merchants in the United States and Canada. Through physical POS, online, and mobile interfaces, as well as CRM and ERP software integrations, BluePay processes business-to-consumer and business-to-business payments while providing real-time settlement, reporting, and reconciliation, along with robust security features such as tokenization and point-to-point encryption. BluePay is headquartered in Naperville, Illinois, with offices in Chicago, Maryland, New York, and Toronto. For more information, follow BluePay on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and LinkedIn, or visit www.bluepay.com.

About Ankota: Ankota™ enables the next generation of home care, understanding the rapid growth of the elderly population and the shifts to managed care and population health. The highly customizable software offers full home care agency and Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) management including telephony, GPS, fixed number generator fobs, biometric authentication and verification schema. It manages people, payers and programs via configurable business rule sets and supports optimized delivery of care in homes, readmission reduction, individualized plans of care and cost controls. Sophisticated scheduling algorithms support managing non-skilled and professional workers in post-acute markets that include AAA’s, Medicaid, DME, therapy staffing, infusion and phlebotomy.  Foresight Care™, an innovative remote patient monitoring service and patient engagement platform, helps avoid hospital readmissions at the lowest possible cost. Visit Ankota at http://www.ankota.com/.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Seebock
BluePay
630-300-2413
[email protected] 
http://www.bluepay.com/

Topics: Home Care, press release,, credit card transaction service, BluePay

Ankota and FHS Partner to Deliver Integrated Home Care Management Platform

Posted by Burgess Harrison

May 5, 2017 10:10:18 AM

For Immediate Release: March 5, 2017

ANKOTA AND FHS PARTNER TO DELIVER INTEGRATED HOME CARE MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

Strategic Partnership Will Streamline Agency Management, Billing and Revenue Cycle Processes, Enabling Agencies to Achieve Improved Operational Efficiencies

Boston, MA – May 3, 2017 – FHS SeniorCare Payment Solutions® and Ankota® announced today their partnership that will integrate FHS’ third party billing solutions with Ankota’s home care agency management Software-as-a-Service platform. The integration will deliver a complete, end-to-end solution for agency management, billing and revenue cycle to the private duty home care market.

Ankota—an innovative home care management software solution provider—and FHS—an industry-leading revenue cycle management company— believe that home care providers are better served when their needs for agency management, billing and revenue cycle solutions are seamlessly integrated. FHS’ and Ankota’s missions are aligned with the common goal of simplifying front and back office processes so that home care agencies can be more efficient and profitable.

Ankota enables Next Generation Home Care Management and enables agencies to delivery care efficiently but also with the compliance and transparency that is being mandated throughout the industry. The solution delivers robust functionality including: online client intake, scheduling, care plans, caregiver tracking via telephony and mobile/GPS, point-of-care documentation, a family mobile application, care transitions and remote patient monitoring.

The integration gives agencies access to FHS’ network of more than 300 third party payers and to FHS’ billing expertise. This tightly integrated solution will help agencies to streamline billing with long-term care insurance, Veterans Administration, workers’ compensation and additional payers, as well as to increase cash collection rates and reduce accounts receivable days outstanding.

“We are excited to partner with FHS and incorporate their robust revenue cycle management capabilities with our next generation home care management platform.  This is another example of how Ankota seeks to open new opportunities for our customers to attract new referral sources, enhance their revenue stream and increase their efficiency,” said Ken Accardi, CEO, Ankota.

With the influx of clients with third party benefits entering the home care market, agencies need a trusted partner that can help manage the complex revenue cycle. FHS delivers third party billing solutions to help agencies add new revenue streams, diversify their payer mix and decrease their time to collect cash. FHS is the only company with 30 years’ experience billing more than 300 non-medical third party payers including: long-term care insurance, the Veterans Administration, Medicaid Waiver programs, workers’ compensation, non-profit organizations and more.

“Private duty home care has expanded beyond just a private pay business, which has increased the administrative complexity for agencies trying to manage billing rules and accounts receivable with multiple entities,” says Matt Capell, chief executive officer of FHS. “Our partnership with Ankota provides an end-to-end solution that enables agencies to operate more efficiently, optimize revenue and focus on delivering quality care.”

About FHS

FHS SeniorCare Payment Solutions® provides revenue cycle management solutions to the non-medical, long-term care industry. FHS offers a robust portfolio of services that streamline revenue collection and simplify financial operations including: third party eligibility, claims processing, payment processing and collections. FHS provides financial advocacy to care recipients, helps them understand third party benefits and other payment options, collects from responsible parties and remits cash to long-term care providers.  FHS is the only company with 30 years’ experience billing more than 300 non-medical third party payers including: long-term care insurance, the Veterans Administration, Medicaid Waiver programs, workers’ compensation, non-profit organizations and more. Since its founding in 1987, FHS has helped hundreds of long-term care providers manage their accounts receivable and more than 10,000 clients pay for care. Visit FHS at http://www.fhsbillings.com/.

About Ankota

Ankota™ enables the next generation of home care, understanding the rapid growth of the elderly population and the shifts to managed care and population health. The highly customizable software offers full home care agency and Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) management including telephony, GPS, fixed number generator fobs, biometric authentication and verification schema. It manages people, payers and programs via configurable business rule sets and supports optimized delivery of care in homes, readmission reduction, individualized plans of care and cost controls. Sophisticated scheduling algorithms support managing non-skilled and professional workers in post-acute markets that include AAA’s, Medicaid, DME, therapy staffing, infusion and phlebotomy.  Foresight Care™, an innovative remote patient monitoring service and patient engagement platform, helps avoid hospital readmissions at the lowest possible cost. Visit Ankota at http://www.ankota.com/.

Contact:

Emily Hackman

FHS SeniorCare Payment Solutions

[email protected]

Ph: (484) 301-2804

325 Sentry Parkway

Building 5 East, Suite 160

Blue Bell, PA 19422

Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Care Coordination, Home Care, Care Transitions, press release,

Ankota Appoints David S. Cole as COO and Expands Leadership Team

Posted by Burgess Harrison

Mar 13, 2017 11:50:00 AM

For Immediate Release: March 13, 2017

Contact: Burgess Harrison- (651) 245-5552 [email protected] 

ANKOTA APPOINTS DAVID S. COLE AS COO AND EXPANDS LEADERSHIP TEAM

DAVID COLE – CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

BURGESS HARRISON – VICE PRESDENT MARKETING & SALES

HAMILTON TEMPLE – REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR

Boston, MA – Due to increased growth, the leader in next-generation home care management software, announces expanded management team. David S. Cole joins as Chief Operating Officer responsible for company operations, product development and customer satisfaction. Burgess A. Harrison will serve as Vice President Marketing & Sales. Hamilton G. Temple joins as Regional Sales Director.

Cole brings an extensive management, healthcare, telehealth, business development and customer support background to Ankota. Chief Operating Officer. Cole is a seasoned veteran of the home care industry with over 25 years of experience. A certified Chronic Care Professional, David is one of the original pioneers in the use of telephony within the homecare industry. David co-founded StatChek, Inc., which was later acquired by Computer Outsourcing Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: COSI), today a part of Wi-Pro (NYSE:WIT). Cole was a part of the startup team at AccentCare, Inc., that now has over 150 offices, has founded and managed homecare agencies and served as the Medicare administrator for Interim Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia. He is also one of the principal developers of a novel model for post-discharge patient management that has proven to achieve the triple aim of lowering costs while improving outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Harrison is a seasoned marketing, advertising and sales executive with extensive in telehealth, communications, technology marketing and sales. A pioneer in electronic visit verification (EVV) and telephony, Burgess has spoken at National Association for Homecare. Most recently he cofounded Triple Aim Technologies, the leader in remote patient monitoring with its Multi-Morbidity Engine™ technology for the post-acute care market. Previously Harrison led marketing efforts at American TeleCare and StatChek and the healthcare division of InfoCrossing (now WiPro). He also is a member of the board of directors of the 109-retail store chain, Tradehome Shoes.

Temple, most recently with Savii Care, brings 20+ years of sales and marketing experience in high tech and enterprise software with the last 9 years being exclusive to the post-acute technology space having worked with providers of home health, home care, DME and Infusion. Hamilton is committed to providing unparalleled customer focus, true teamwork, leadership, delivering sales performance and increasing value for the company and its customers.

“The addition of these three experienced leaders will accelerate the growth of Ankota exponentially in the coming months,” said Ken Accardi, CEO. Next-Gen Homecare software is easily customizable, spans telephony, GPS, FOBs, biometric authentication and verification schema, manages people, payers and programs via configurable business rule sets; supports optimized visits/delivery of care in homes and various patient settings and enables the reduction of readmissions through individualized plans of care (ICP) and at the lowest cost manner possible; features sophisticated scheduling algorithms that give agencies unprecedented flexibility and control over non-skilled and professionals and supports various post-acute markets like AAA’s, Medicaid, DME, Therapy staffing, infusion and phlebotomy. “Delivering on your promise of next generation home care software, I couldn’t think of any other people that embody that mission more than David, Burgess and Hamilton, continued Accardi.”

About Ankota

Ankota™ is a revolutionizing the post-acute care industry with its customizable and adaptive next-generation home care management Software as a Service (SaaS) platform. Ankota helps Area Agencies on Aging (AAA’s) with sophisticated scheduling assessment—that is simple yet efficient, and compliance and case management tools in Medicaid and managed care environments. More broadly, Ankota solutions are used by home care, infusion, DME, therapy staffing, phlebotomy and other post-acute organizations with a need for Electronic Visit Verification (EVV), voice authentication, advanced scheduling, billing, payroll, Care Transitions and Intelligent Notifications. Foresight Care™, an innovative remote patient monitoring service and patient engagement platform that helps avoid hospital readmissions at the lowest possible cost and helps people age at home. www.ankota.com

 

 

 

Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Care Coordination, Home Care, Care Transitions, press release,